Summer is rapidly approaching, and that means spring cleaning and the need for self storage. With that in mind, we offer, here, summer self storage tips so you can get the most out of your self storage experience.
We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the fine people of Fort Worth, Texas. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more helpful tips on storing your possessions in a storage unit.
So, what is unique about summer self storage as opposed to winter self storage? Read on and find out.
Summer self storage pitfalls
There are two major problems with summer self storage at storage facilities. The first has to do with Mother Nature, with a sprinkling of science for good measure.
Extreme temperatures cause what is called oxidation, and oxidation is a major cause of damage to stored items. Think of rust and you will have a good idea what oxidation does to certain surfaces, in particular metals, woods, and textiles. In addition, oxidation can cause irreparable damage to electronics i.e. televisions, computers, and the like. It is a slow-acting menace which can go undetected for months, but once the damage is noticed, it may be too late to save your items.
Summer self storage solutions
What can be done to stop oxidation before it begins? Climate controlled storage is the answer. Yes, it may cost an extra ten dollars or so, per month, but compared to the replacement cost of your valuables, ten dollars per month is a deal.
Do you absolutely need climate controlled self storage? No! depending upon what you are storing, and depending upon the climate in your area, you may not need to spend the extra money.
Make sure you have secure storage
The second summer storage problem which needs to be mentioned is this: vandalism and theft increase dramatically during the summer months. Evidently thieves and vandals prefer nice weather to do their damage.
Now, you might think that all self storage facilities are secure, but you would be incorrect in that assumption. There are four basic levels of security in self storage buildings. One, a fenced perimeter with only one access point. Two, individualized access cards for the main gate and the individual storage units. Three, security monitoring of every square foot of the facility, and four, on-site management to further deter vandals and thieves. If the storage facility which you have your possessions stored does not have all four levels of security, they do not, in our professional opinion, have secure self storage.
And yes, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage does have all four levels of security, assuring our customers that their possessions will be safe winter, spring, summer, and fall.
A final word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage
Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is locally owned and operated, and we have been a trusted member of the Fort Worth business community for more years than we like to think about. If you are looking for secure storage, and you are looking for protection against the summer heatwave, call Blue Mound 287 Self Storage.